NaPoWriMo Post # 11 Tanka

Tanka for the eleventh day of NaPoWriMo. Tanka is a Japanese form of verse of 5 lines with syllables in 5-7-5-7-7. Check out Tanka Online if you need guidance on how to start.

thinking of your lies
that I used to believe in
like skin-piercing rain
lightning splits the collied night
signifies a storm looming

© Faridah Masniari 2013


4 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Post # 11 Tanka

  1. sameernahar says:

    Wow, you wrote a Tanka, and very nice too!
    I always struggle at these “haiku” and the like forms …
    But am trying … 30 days-30 poems challenge!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    • salsachica says:

      Thanks so much! I struggle through the diffent forms too. Have fun writing, the fun is in challenging oneself every day 🙂

  2. ‘…lightning splits the collied night’. Beautiful imagery. Thanks for visiting!

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